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03.04.10 Our Day by Design: First Dance

We don't have 'a song' so we didn't really have a clue what to have for our first dance! Very quickly Graham vetoed anything by Westlife and also the song by East 17 that we had our first ever kiss too {which I thought would have been funny!} After a while of going back and forward we decided on one of my favourite songs; When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating, from the film Notting Hill.

We danced on our own for a very short time, we didn't want to be there on our own for too long, especially when everyone is looking at you and taking loads of photos; Graham hardly ever dances either so it was quite an achievement to get him up for so long at all! Then my sister and the best man were called on to the floor, followed by the rest of the bridal party and our parents, my mum dancing with Grahams dad & my dad with Grahams mum.

Our second option was Empire State of Mind Part II by Alicia Keyes, since it fit in with our New York table names and where we got engaged, but we felt it wasn't that suitable as a first dance song. However we did ask the band if they would / could learn it as well as the first dance song, which they very kindly did despite it being hard! They did end up getting to play it twice later on though!

Then it was time for the rest of the evening reception...

(All images by Craig & Eva Sanders)


  1. I love the song you chose! It's one of my favorites. And how cool that the band played the "New York" song later. I love that song, too!

  2. Oh I love how happy you both look. Your photographer was amazing at catching emotions.

  3. Anonymous6/10/10 22:29

    Those 4 in a row shots of you guys are so great... you both look so happy and bit shy too ;) My OH isn't a fan of the dancing either so no idea what we'll do... he has been suggesting songs though!

  4. Such a perfect first song choice! Wonderful photos of your dance!

  5. aww a lovely song and how good were your band learning the Alicia Keyes song for you. Still think you should have thrown East17 in there somewhere.


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